The Wesleyan Forum for International Development
Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:30 am – 5 pm
Check-in table at 41 Wyllys.
Attendance is free. No registration is required. Come and go as you please.
Free breakfast, Iguanas Ranas lunch and book for those who arrive by 10 am.
Come engage in a dialogue about what works and what doesn’t in international development. Through lectures, panel discussions and workshops with student groups, you will hear from researchers, alumni and students about their successes and challenges in fields that include public health, education and technology.
For students who have interned, volunteered or worked internationally–or for those interested in doing so in the future–this Forum is a space for you to think critically about how to do so in a way that makes a positive impact. It will connect you to resources for getting involved, including opportunities for internships, fellowships and research. For the complete schedule with locations, click here. Speakers include:
– David Rice (Executive Director of the NYU Development Research Institute)
– Nafisa Halim (Assistant Professor at BU’s Center for Global Health & Development, researches women’s political empowerment, health and education)
– Rema Hanna (Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, researches how to improve the provision of services to the poor in developing countries)
– Jenny Ruducha (Research Scientist at BU’s Center for Global Health & Development, conducts impact evaluations of interventions in public health)
– Amir Hasson ’98 (Founder of United Villages, a social enterprise that empowers the rural poor in India by providing products, services and information)
– Nathanael Goldberg ’97 (Policy director at Innovations for Poverty Action, which pioneered the use of randomized control trials to test the effectiveness of interventions in development)
– Connor Brannen ’10 (Policy analyst at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT)
– Ali Chaudry ’12 (Founder of Possibilities Pakistan, which increases access to higher education by providing free college counseling to Pakistani secondary students)
– Tasmiha Khan ’12 (Founder of Brighter Dawns, which increases access to clean water and sanitation in Bangladesh)
– Kennedy Odede ’12, (Founder of Shining Hope for Communities, which combats gender inequality and extreme poverty by linking free schools for girls with social services in Kenya)
– Raghu Appasani ’12 (Founder of the MINDS Foundation, which raises awareness about mental illness and provides healthcare in India)
For more information, visit the Forum’s Facebook page.
This event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly, the Department of Government, the Office of Academic Affairs, Wesleyan World Wednesdays and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
Please join us TODAY at 4:15 in CAAS’s Vanguard Lounge for the fourth speaker in the First Book Series.
Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library will discuss The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard University Press 2010). Prior to joining the Schomburg, Dr Muhammad was a professor of history at Indiana University. For more on info: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/arts/18director.html
The talk will be followed by a book signing.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Joan Chiari in AFAM at ext: 3569.
Where on Earth are We Going?
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Two Presentations: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Exley Science Center, Tishler Lecture Hall 150
The Energy Puzzle Will Not Be Tweetable: the energy puzzle in more than 140 characters
|Lisa Margonelli directs the Energy Policy Intiative at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. She is the publisher of The Energy Trap (http://energytrap.org) and blogs frequently at The Atlantic web site. Her book Oil On the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank follows the oil supply chain from the gas station to oil fields around the world.|
The Future of Nuclear Power: following the fukushima disaster
Free and open to the public.
The Wesleyan International Relations Association (WIRA) would like to announce its plans for its prospective inaugural International Relations conference. WIRA plans to hosts International Relations Conferences annually, focused on a different region of the world each year, to give Wesleyan students, faculty, administration and community a chance to hear from specialists on the specific region. This year, WIRA, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative and South Asian Studies Certificate Faculty have decided to organize the conference on “Deciphering Pakistan and US-Pak Relations.” As part of this conference, we will invite academics, diplomats and journalists from all over the world to come to Wesleyan University and address the topic from their specific lens of expertise. Given the scale of the conference, we will require considerable planning for it. Thus, we would like to invite the Wesleyan student body to join the Organizing Team for the conference.
Topic – “Deciphering Pakistan and US-Pak Relations” Conference”
Despite being an important strategic player in South Asia, Pakistan is a mystery for many people around the world. Thus, the aim of this conference is to increase understanding and awareness about Pakistan, its problems and contributions. In league with this, the conference will also focus on US-Pak relations which have simultaneously strained and strengthened substantially after 9/11. Our speakers will analyze Pakistan’s geopolitical and social situation, and US-Pakistan relations in a global context.
What is the format of the Conference? The event is scheduled for 1st October 2011 at Wesleyan University. This will be a day-long conference which will conclude in the evening with a concert and cultural event. We will have 2-key note speakers, 2 panel discussions and lunch. The conference will be free to attend for all. However, we will charge a nominal fee for the cultural event and lunch. All proceeds will go to the Pakistan Flood Relief efforts.
Confirmed Speakers include Ahmed Rashid, Ambassador Howard B. Schaffer, Asim Ijaz Khawaja, Stephen Cohen, Hassan Abbas, Stanley Wolpert, Adil Najam, Shuja Nawaz and Mehreen Jabbar.
Recruitment of Organizing Team: This will be the first International Relations Conference at Wesleyan University. We hope Wesleyan students will join the organizing team to help us start the tradition of IR Conferences at Wesleyan University. Not only will this be a great opportunity for students interested in International Relations to network with like-minded students, academics and diplomats but this will also give students great experience in organizing large conferences. We are looking for students for the following positions:
Registration Coordinator, Panel/Speaker Coordinator, Information and Communication Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Funding Coordinator, PR and Media Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Social Events Coordinator, Publication Coordinator, Web-Designer/Webmaster, Graphic Designer or Other (Please describe).
If you are interested in any of the aforementioned positions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org your name, the position (if applicable) that you are interested in and your relevant background (just a few sentences should suffice). I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you will join us in organizing what promises to be a highly informative and exciting conference!
In Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King,
you are invited to a lecture
“Education Reform and Youth Empowerment”
by Harlem Children’s Zone Founder
Friday, January 21, 2011 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Chapel, Wesleyan University
Sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly, Academic Affairs, The Center for African American Studies, The Office of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships, The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD), Usdan Common Connections, and the Office of Residential Life.
Obtain a free ticket in person from the University Box Office, Usdan University Center
Limited Tickets are still available
This event is the keynote address for the Social Justice Leadership Conference. Please visit www.wesleyan.edu/sjlc for information.
Questions or more information, contact The Office of Student Activities, email@example.com, 860-685-2467/2143
J.J. Goldberg, the Jewish Forward’s senior columnist, will be speaking on
“The Next American Judaism: Israel, Intermarriage and the Seinfeld Effect.”
The lecture is sponsored by Jewish and Israel Studies and the History Department.
All members of the Wesleyan community are invited.